The Global Academy is a multi-disciplined academic experience in which students analyze a global issue in the classroom coupled with a visit to a country where the issue is of paramount importance. For the immediate future, the TCU Global Academy will build upon the collaboration established with the international epicenter for investigation—the City of Knowledge in Panama. The ultimate goal is an undergraduate sequence of 3 courses (6 credit hours total) designed to explore a specific global issue in its local context. This will be an important curricular pathway that will attract both students and faculty to pursue global citizenship; it will offer a strong structured approach to students who choose it as part of their sustained international experience while at TCU.
The courses in this sequence will first prepare the students on the topic in advance of study abroad and then offer an intensive interdisciplinary experience in decision-making and problem-solving, guided by TCU and international faculty teams. The Global Academy will conclude with a Capstone course and project, with students presenting work at TCU’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Festival each spring, to emphasize the role that budding ethical global leaders play in the dissemination of information to the public.
Colleges and schools are invited to submit TCU Global Academy preliminary proposals that articulate issues, locales, and teaching objectives and are in concert with the specifics as stated in the call for proposal guidelines.
Submissions for Global Academy are forthcoming.